Understanding Organ Donation
Explore below for the details about giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
- 4 Easy Ways to Enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry
Every day more and more people are making the decision to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. By signing up, you are making a heroic and potentially life-saving decision.
- New York Donor Registry Q&A
You’d like to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry. So, what do you have to do? This Q&A section will answer many of your questions.
- 10 Facts About Organ Donation
When you consider whether to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, it's very important that you make an informed decision. Here are 10 key facts that we hope will encourage you to give the Gift of Life.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about organ and tissue donation.
- VIDEO: Donation and Transplantation -- How Does It Work?
This animated video explains organ, eye and tissue donation, and transplantation. Find out about the organ transplant waiting list, braIn death, how someone becomes a donor and the process of matching organs.
- Religion and Organ Donation
All major religions in the world view organ donation as act of charity or make it clear that it is a decision to be left up to the individual or family.
- Understanding Brain Death
Brain death is the total and irreversible loss of all brain function and the circumstance under which the donation of vital organs most commonly takes place.
- Organs and Tissues for Transplant
One individual can help many through organ and tissue donation. Learn about what organs and tissues can be donated and transplanted.
- Quick Quizzes and Health Tips
Test your knowledge about organ, eye and tissue donation. Health tips allow you to find out how much you know about the organs that keep you alive!
- Appropriate Donation Terminology
To show respect and sensitivity to those who give the Gift of Life and their loved ones, we request that these appropriate terms be used when referring to organ, eye and tissue donation.
- Organ Donation and Transplant Statistics
How many people are waiting for organ transplants? Get the facts...plus the number of donors and organs transplanted in our area.